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Gabriela de la Serna

Gabriela de la Serna

Associate, MSCI Research

Gabriela's research covers ESG in the energy and information technology sectors. In her previous role at the Office for National Statistics, she conducted quantitative research to improve the quality of the U.K’s COVID-19 statistics, published reports on the U.K.’s green economy and supported Costa Rica’s delegation at COP 26. Gabriela has a master’s degree in international public policy from UCL and a bachelor’s degree in international management from the University of Manchester.

Research and Insights

Articles by Gabriela de la Serna

    Can Airlines Go Green?

    Podcast | May 17, 2024 | Michael Disabato, Gabriela de la Serna

    Airlines are part of a hard to abate industry for a reason, as there is not one straightforward path to decarbonization. In this episode, we discuss the options that airlines have to reduce their direct emissions in the coming decades – and we tell you which ones are more likely to be more viable.

    Women on Boards and Beyond

    Podcast | Mar 8, 2024 | Linda-Eling Lee, Christina Milhomem, Gabriela de la Serna

    We have been reporting on board’s gender diversity since 2009, and while progress has undoubtedly been made, the road ahead is still long. Linda-Eling Lee from MSCI’s Sustainability Institute tells us why we started compiling this report in the first place, and how it has managed to remain relevant in 2024. Then, our colleague Christina Milhomem tells us what the numbers say- what has or hasn’t changed, which regulations are coming our way- and why investors should think of diversity as an indicator of management oversight.

    Biodiversity 101

    Podcast | Jan 19, 2024 | Arne Philipp Klug, Gabriela de la Serna

    Biodiversity is everywhere from food production to pharmaceutical drugs, so the biodiversity crisis puts both society and the global economy at risk. And while it is like the climate crisis in its cause, there are complexities and measurement difficulties that make the biodiversity crisis a distinct problem for investors to address compared to the climate crisis. On this episode we sat down with our colleague Arne Klug to understand where this complexity comes from and how can investors go about it when trying to include biodiversity in their investment practices.

    Human-Rights Due Diligence: Companies’ Preparedness for the EU’s CSDDD

    5 mins read Blog | Oct 31, 2023 | Leslie Swynghedauw, Aura Toader, Gabriela de la Serna

    The EU’s proposed CSDDD could substantially up the stakes in human-rights law for companies and investors. Our research found that many of those in scope for CSDDD fell short on baseline practices to prevent human rights abuses. 

    The Retail’s Doctor Will See You Now

    Podcast | Oct 27, 2023 | Gabriela de la Serna

    You trust a retail store to be convenient. You can walk in and get basically anything you need - be it food, clothes, face wash, batteries...whatever. Retail companies have built their brands on that convenience and affordability factor. But would you trust a retail company to be your healthcare provider? Well, they are betting on that - Amazon, Walmart, and others are getting into the healthcare game. And in this episode, we discuss what it might look like to have an Amazon employee administer a flu test.

    Catastrophic Droughts Put Utilities at Risk 

    2 mins read Quick Take | Oct 11, 2022 | Elchin Mammadov, Gabriela de la Serna

    Extreme droughts are putting great pressure on hydro and thermoelectric power producers, which need water to cool thermal power plants. Investors are watching to see how utilities manage water stress.